I have created a smart folder which shows me all files greater than 200 MB. My problem is that this folder should only shows me files on the Macintosh HD. But when I connect my external disks it shows up files from there also.

I tried with this search criteria but that doesn't seems to work. (It doesn't show up anything)

search criteria

Does anyone know how to only show up files from my Macintosh HD?

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When creating your Smart Folder through File → New Smart Folder, choose your Macintosh HD before you create it (either from the sidebar or through general navigation).

Then, in your Smart Folder criteria, you can choose to search only Macintosh HD.

Smart Folder Criteria

My Macintosh HD is called Mac SSD in the example above.

When you click Save, the Smart Folder that is created maintains this setting.

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    Ah! If I don't use the New button from file menu, but instead type something in the search field when I open Macintosh HD it works, as expected! Thanks!
    – idmean
    Sep 9, 2013 at 16:11
  • I already have a smart folder. Can I change it to match an existing folder, or do I need to delete it and recreate the saved search? Sep 3, 2023 at 1:40

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